While the New York Mets are still trying to re-sign R.A. Dickey the option of a trade still exists. Dickey won the NL Cy Young award this past season after finishing with a 2.73 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.
Six or seven teams are interested in trading for Dickey. The Kansas City Royals are one of the teams as they seek to fill out their rotation. Another team interested in trading for Dickey is the Texas Rangers as TR Sullivan reports.
Dickey was drafted by the Rangers in 1996 and pitched for them at the big league level from 2001-2006 before the team let him go via free agency. Dickey bounced around a bit before landing with the Mets.
In 94 games with the Mets the knuckle-baller has a 2.95 ERA. He had a 5.72 ERA during his time with the Rangers.
If the Mets trade Dickey they are expected to seek a catcher and/or an outfielder. Both the Los Angeles Angels and Dodgers are believed to be interested in Dickey. Toronto, Pittsburgh and Washington are all believed to have interest.